Mandalas for the From the Ground Up book series
Each of these mandalas uses a variety of objects to represent the topics covered in each book title. I also designed the series covers.
I call these illustrations “digital” mandalas. They are created by combining photography, illustration, scanned imagery, 3D renderings, bits and pieces into balanced, symmetrical constructions. They can illustrate practically any subject matter for for any application, and are especially useful for communicating multi-layered messages. By fusing many different elements into a cohesive statement, the whole becomes more than the sum of its parts.